From anti-bloat to skin hydration and elasticity, papaya is loaded with inspired goodness.Â Here are four reasons to eat papaya thisÂ Spring.
Immune boosting: papaya naturally contains a unique bundle of antioxidants â€“ vitamin C and carotenoids â€“ that help bolster your bodyâ€™s defences. JustÂ one cup (diced) provides more than twice your recommended daily intake for vitamin C, and nearly a third of vitamin A. Papaya is also a source of fibre, which helps with digestive balance.
Pregnancy. For expecting mums, papaya is a smart choice: it contains folate, essential for normal cell division and growth in pregnancy.
Improve complexion. Papaya’s antioxidant bundle â€“ vitamin C and carotenoids â€“ can assist with skin elasticity, and form and repair skin cells. Bonus: papayaâ€™s naturally high water content can help keep your skin feeling plump and hydrated.
Waist Friendly. Naturally low in energy (kJ) and fat, itâ€™s the everyday fruit that helps you keep going on the outside â€“ and glowing on the inside.
Papaya and Pomegranate Birchir
All you need:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened orange juice
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp pepita seeds
- 1-2 tbsp of Greek natural yoghurt
- 1 cup papaya, diced
- 1 tbsp freeze dried pomegranate seeds
Add oats, juice and seeds to a small bowl and soak overnight. Next morning, add yoghurt and top with fruit. Enjoy!
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